Joey Koo has been named the Volunteer of the Quarter for the Fannin County Children’s Center. Koo started volunteering at the center a little under a year ago. He is an eighteen-year-old home school student and will be attending Southwestern University in the fall to study Art History.
“Being homeschooled I have extra time during each week,” said Koo. “That gives me the opportunity to volunteer and give back, so during this last year I have really tried to use that time well and hopefully help out a little and make a difference.”
Koo has helped prepare newsletters and invitations for mailing. One day, he assembled about a dozen new chairs that the center purchased. Last fall, he and another volunteer helped put together many of the table decorations for the center’s big fundraising event “Justice Is Served.”
When he is not volunteering at the center or completing his studies, Koo enjoys painting and drawing, going to museums, and spending time with friends and family. He lives in Bonham with his grandmother, dog and two birds.
“Joey is a great volunteer because he very passionate about helping others,” said Andrea Lappin, Community Development Director for the Children’s Center. “He is always willing to jump in and help wherever needed and very dependable. His enthusiasm, commitment and compassion are contagious, and he is a joy to work with. We are very lucky to have him as one of our volunteers at the center.”
The Fannin County Children’s Center is a nonprofit agency that started serving children in 1993. The agency’s mission is promoting safety and improving the lives of abused and neglected children. The agency’s programs include CASA, Children’s Advocacy Center, child abuse prevention and Rainbow Rooms. For more information, go to www.fanninccc.org.